Pennsylvania Department of General Services Announces Selection of Dauphin County Business to Operate Capitol Restaurant

Mar 16, 2011, 15:15 ET from Pennsylvania Department of General Services

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harrisburg-based C&J Catering has been selected to operate the Capitol Restaurant, Department of General Services acting Secretary Sheri Phillips announced today.

"We are excited to take this next step toward the revitalization of the Capitol Restaurant," Phillips said. "C&J Catering is committed to excellent service and a quality dining experience."

C&J Catering – a certified 100-percent women-owned business – provides event planning, catering and cafeteria-management services throughout Central Pennsylvania. C&J currently makes fresh daily menu items using products from local sources, including meat, produce and bakery suppliers who participate in the PA Dept of Agriculture's "PA Preferred" foods program.

Patrons can look forward to new products and services, including: call-ahead and online ordering; web-based promotions; live cooking demonstrations and recipes; and a concept called "Market Fridays," which will allow customers the opportunity to shop for fresh, local produce.

"It is fitting that the Capitol Restaurant will now be a showcase for the rich tradition, quality and heritage of our agricultural industry," Phillips said. "Each year, the Capitol hosts hundreds-of-thousands of visitors – many of whom have never tasted our home-grown delicacies. We are going to change that by literally giving them a taste of what Pennsylvania has to offer."

The Capitol Restaurant will be closed beginning March 25 to allow the department to make the necessary upgrades to the restaurant. Shortly after the lease agreement is fully executed, C&J intends to provide Starbucks coffee services until the restaurant becomes fully operational on or before Memorial Day.

Media contact: Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services